Although concerns over privacy have little technical merit — the device has no processing capability unless the trigger word is recognized — market psychology is a current obstacle. Gartner believes that by 2020, such concerns will have largely been mitigated through educational efforts, adoption by peers and regulatory approvals of the device category. By that time, lingering concerns will be confined to a percentage of the market that is small enough to be insignificant.More detailed analysis is available to Gartner clients in the report "Forecast Snapshot: VPA-Enabled Wireless Speakers, Worldwide, 2016-2021." Gartner Symposium/ITxpo Additional analysis on AI and other emerging trends will be presented during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, the world's most important gathering of CIOs and other senior IT executives. IT executives rely on these events to gain insight into how their organizations can use IT to overcome business challenges and improve operational efficiency. Follow news and updates from the events on Twitter using #GartnerSYM . Upcoming dates and locations for Gartner Symposium/ITxpo include: September 18-21, Cape Town, South Africa October 1-5, Orlando, Florida October 23-26, Sao Paulo, Brazil October 30-November 2, Gold Coast, Australia October 31-November 2, Tokyo Japan November 5-9, Barcelona, Spain November 13-16, Goa, India About Gartner Gartner, Inc. (NYSE:IT) is the world's leading research and advisory company. The company helps business leaders across all major functions in every industry and enterprise size with the objective insights they need to make the right decisions. Gartner's comprehensive suite of services delivers strategic advice and proven best practices to help clients succeed in their mission-critical priorities. Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has more than 13,000 associates serving clients in 11,000 enterprises in 100 countries. For more information, visit gartner.com.